iOS app Android app

Twilight Zone

The Sadness of Conformity

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

There is something very dangerous about total conformity. We don't celebrate who we already are because, according to statistics, we want to be like everyone else!

Matthew Day Jackson: Artist as Stuntman

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

"We see ourselves in order to exist," states the narrator-host, in Matthew Day Jackson's new video In Search Of, a 30-minute mock TV show, modeled aft...

Vampires Among Us or Are We Entering the Twilight Zone?

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

As a writer and an intern with Folio Literary Agency, I see way too many manuscripts with rip-off vampire-esque tales. Can we, as a human race, please obsess about something else?

Rugged Collectivism

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Whether it's a relatively minor crisis like two feet of snow dumped on Washington DC or a terrifying disaster like Hurricane Katrina, altruism frequently trumps our basic instincts.

New Study: Wal-Mart Brings Zero Jobs to Chicago

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Al Norman

More than three years after coming to Chicago, Wal-Mart has produced no new jobs, no new opportunities --just a great big shift in market share.

Bears Beat Vikings -- Alternate Universe Only Explanation

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Sandy Kaczmarski

I tried to find the Bears vs. Vikings game on Monday Night Football, and wound up with a fantasy game where the Bears actually played an impressive game and won.

A Secret to Happiness? Discovering the Pleasures of Uncertainty

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Who wants all the answers? Who wants effortless moments? Who wants to be given the warm, humble feeling atop Mount Kilimanjaro without the climb?

Children of The Twilight Zone: 10 Best Episodes

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Even though it was never a top twenty show, The Twilight Zone was a jewel that captured a generation.

Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry.

The Answer for Amazon's Kindle Catastrophe Can Be Found In The Twilight Zone

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Amazon folded like a flimsy book page on the issue whether their new Kindle should be able to sound out words.

40 Years Of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Decades before Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Son Volt and The Jayhawks re-introduced and expanded the parameters of roots-rock, there was a scrappy little group, originally hailing from El Cerrito, California.

Old TV Shows Find New Homes On The Web

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is there still money to be made from "Matlock"? Within the last few months, television distributors have opened up their libraries of classic content...